II. Definition

  1. Stertor
    1. Sonorous snoring sound
    2. Obstruction (typically with mucous) of the nasopharynx or oropharynx

III. Epidemiology

  1. Onset between ages 4 to 8 weeks old
  2. Resolves spontaneously shortly after onset

IV. Mechanism

  1. Sound produced on inhalation via loose pharyngeal mucus
  2. Occurs when mucus producing glands increase output

V. Accentuating factors

  1. High arch Palate
  2. Small nasal passage

VI. Differential Diagnosis: Snuffling with Common Cold

  1. Infant with Snurgles sleeps well in any position
  2. Infant with Snurgles breaths easily with mouth closed

VII. Sound files

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